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3
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@CHW
4
9
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@CLE
6
8
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@DET
2
1
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@OAK
4
1
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@TBD
0
7
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@TEX
3
5
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@ARI
6
5
 
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@LAD
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@MON
2
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@SDP
6
3
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@STL
0
4
Wednesday, September 16, 1998, 7:05
, Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Attendance: 42,676, Time of Game: 2:50
Red Sox
4
85-65
 Won 2 
2nd, 19 GB
at Orioles
3
77-74
 Lost 2 
4th, 27½ GB
W: Bret Saberhagen (14-7)
L: Scott Erickson (15-12)
S: Tom Gordon (41)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Red Sox         0  2  0   0  0  1   1  0  0    4 14  0
Orioles         0  0  1   0  0  0   1  0  1    3 10  1

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Trot Nixon RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .188 .188 .188 .375 13 7 -0.002 0.77 0.046 -0.048 0.2 4 0
   Darren Lewis PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .260 .341 .350 .691 1 1 -0.009 0.34 0.000 -0.009 -0.3 0 0
John Valentin 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .252 .345 .448 .793 14 11 -0.044 0.72 0.024 -0.068 -0.5 0 0
Mo Vaughn 1B 5 0 2 1 0 0 5 .330 .399 .577 .976 13 10 0.008 0.66 0.075 -0.067 0.3 12 0 GDP
Nomar Garciaparra SS 5 2 3 0 0 0 5 .323 .362 .577 .939 14 9 0.054 0.80 0.117 -0.064 0.2 1 5 2·2B,GDP
Mike Stanley DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .255 .362 .487 .849 17 11 -0.021 0.99 0.046 -0.067 -0.0
   Keith Mitchell PR 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .211 .318 .211 .529 4 0 0.004 0.75 0.004 0.000 0.2 IW
Troy O'Leary LF 5 1 3 1 0 0 5 .268 .308 .472 .780 15 10 0.227 1.24 0.254 -0.026 2.1 3 0
Damon Buford CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 .288 .357 .520 .878 10 7 0.072 1.40 0.124 -0.053 0.5 2 0
Jason Varitek C 4 0 0 1 0 1 4 .251 .308 .409 .717 15 8 -0.111 1.38 0.003 -0.114 -1.6 2 0
Donnie Sadler 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .240 .300 .420 .720 18 14 -0.155 1.43 0.000 -0.155 -2.0 3 5
Bret Saberhagen P 0 2
   Derek Lowe P 0 0
   Greg Swindell P 0 0
   Dennis Eckersley P 0 0
   Tom Gordon P 0 0
Team Totals 41 4 14 4 1 3 42 .341 .357 .390 .747 134 88 0.023 1.01 0.693 -0.671 -1.0 27 12
2B: N Garciaparra 2 (35, 1 off J Orosco, 1 off S Erickson).
IBB: K Mitchell (1, by J Orosco).
TB: N Garciaparra 5; T O'Leary 3; T Nixon 2; M Vaughn 2; M Stanley 2; D Buford; J Valentin.
GIDP: M Vaughn (12); N Garciaparra (20).
RBI: D Buford (40); T O'Leary (80); J Varitek (32); M Vaughn (101).
Team LOB: 11.
With RISP: 4 for 15.
Fielding
DP: 2. D Sadler-M Vaughn; N Garciaparra-D Sadler-M Vaughn.

Baltimore Orioles

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Roberto Alomar 2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 5 .284 .351 .422 .773 16 13 -0.159 2.36 0.109 -0.268 -0.6 5 3 2B
Brady Anderson CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .237 .363 .420 .783 12 7 0.114 1.39 0.151 -0.036 0.4 2 0
Eric Davis RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .324 .385 .588 .972 15 9 -0.318 1.86 0.000 -0.318 -1.8 3 0 GDP
Rafael Palmeiro 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .296 .379 .575 .955 8 6 -0.199 1.53 0.000 -0.199 -1.5 11 1 GDP
Harold Baines DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 .304 .372 .458 .830 16 10 -0.041 1.17 0.051 -0.092 -0.2
Cal Ripken 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 4 .279 .340 .402 .742 8 7 0.042 1.08 0.092 -0.049 0.2 1 5 2B
   Gene Kingsale PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
B.J. Surhoff LF 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .276 .332 .437 .769 16 9 0.041 1.60 0.117 -0.076 0.5 2 0
Lenny Webster C 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 .281 .311 .429 .740 13 9 0.127 2.21 0.199 -0.072 0.6 3 0
   Jerry Hairston PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0
Mike Bordick SS 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 .260 .326 .413 .740 11 6 0.083 1.03 0.124 -0.041 0.9 0 5 HR
   Rich Becker PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .204 .350 .338 .688 5 3 -0.170 7.16 0.000 -0.170 -0.5
Scott Erickson P 0 0
   Alan Mills P 0 1
   Jesse Orosco P 0 0
Team Totals 35 3 10 3 2 2 37 .286 .324 .429 .753 120 79 -0.480 1.77 0.843 -1.321 -2.0 27 15
2B: R Alomar (34, off D Lowe); C Ripken (26, off T Gordon).
HR: M Bordick (13, off B Saberhagen, 3rd inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep RF).
TB: M Bordick 5; C Ripken 3; L Webster 2; R Alomar 2; H Baines; B Anderson; B Surhoff.
GIDP: R Palmeiro (13); E Davis (12).
RBI: L Webster (45); M Bordick (48); B Surhoff (85).
2-out RBI: L Webster.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 2 for 8.
Fielding
DP: 2. M Bordick-R Alomar-R Palmeiro 2.
E: R Palmeiro (8).

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Bret Saberhagen, W (14-7) 6.2 6 2 2 1 1 1 3.95 26 83 57 39 5 13 11 13 5 0 54 0.238 1.09 1.6
Derek Lowe, H (9) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.07 2 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 -0.068 1.60 -0.4
Greg Swindell 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.58 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.092 2.74 -0.4
Dennis Eckersley, H (9) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.38 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.239 4.23 1.2
Tom Gordon, S (41) 1.1 3 1 1 0 1 0 2.82 7 24 17 11 1 5 0 6 3 0 1 0 0.163 3.84 -0.1
Team Totals 9 10 3 3 2 2 1 3.00 37 120 79 54 6 19 13 20 9 0 54 5 0 0.480 1.77 2.0
D Lowe faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.
G Swindell faced 1 batter in the 8th inning.

Baltimore Orioles

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Scott Erickson, L (15-12) 7 12 4 4 0 3 0 4.07 33 114 74 55 7 12 15 15 10 0 40 -0.124 1.10 -1.1
Alan Mills 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.39 3 8 7 6 0 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0.082 1.05 1.6
Jesse Orosco 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 2.80 6 12 7 6 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 0.021 0.47 0.6
Team Totals 9 14 4 4 1 3 0 4.00 42 134 88 67 7 14 19 19 11 0 40 2 0 -0.021 1.01 1.0
S Erickson faced 2 batters in the 8th inning.
Balks: None.
WP: S Erickson (3).
HBP: None.
IBB: J Orosco (1; K Mitchell).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Derryl Cousins, 1B - Joe Brinkman, 2B - Tim Welke, 3B - Gary Cederstrom.
Time of Game: 2:50.
Attendance: 42,676.
Field Condition: Dry.
Start Time Weather: 95° F, Wind 7mph from Right to Left, Cloudy, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b8 2-4 0 12- 3,(1-1)  OO BAL E. Davis D. Eckersley 24% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B; Alomar to 3B
b9 3-4 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O BAL R. Alomar T. Gordon 18% 100% Flyball: CF
b9 3-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O BAL R. Becker T. Gordon 17% 82% Strikeout Looking
b9 3-4 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  BAL L. Webster T. Gordon -13% 65% Single to CF (Line Drive); Surhoff to 2B
b8 2-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  BAL R. Alomar D. Lowe -11% 71% Double to LF (Line Drive)

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Scott Erickson facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 5,(3-1)  O BOS T. Nixon S. Erickson -2% 48% Flyball: LF (Deep LF)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O BOS J. Valentin S. Erickson -2% 46% Strikeout Swinging
t1 0-0 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O BOS M. Vaughn S. Erickson -1% 45% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Orioles Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Bret Saberhagen facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 6,(1-2)  O BAL R. Alomar B. Saberhagen 2% 47% Lineout: LF (Deep LF)
b1 0-0 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL B. Anderson B. Saberhagen 2% 49% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b1 0-0 2 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL E. Davis B. Saberhagen 1% 50% Groundout: P-1B (P's Left)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 0, Orioles 0.
Top of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Orioles' Scott Erickson facing 4-5-6
t2 0-0 0 --- 6,(2-2)  BOS N. Garciaparra S. Erickson 4% 54% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t2 0-0 0 1-- 4,(1-2)  O BOS M. Stanley S. Erickson -2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B); Garciaparra to 2B
t2 0-0 1 -2- 6,(3-2)  BOS T. O'Leary S. Erickson 5% 57% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Garciaparra to 3B
t2 0-0 1 1-3 5,(2-2)  R BOS D. Buford S. Erickson 7% 63% Fielder's Choice 1B; Garciaparra Scores; O'Leary to 2B
t2 1-0 1 12- 3,(0-2)  BOS J. Varitek S. Erickson 4% 68% Wild Pitch; O'Leary to 3B; Buford to 2B
t2 1-0 1 -23 6,(3-2)  RO BOS J. Varitek S. Erickson 0% 68% Groundout: 2B-1B; O'Leary Scores; Buford to 3B
t2 2-0 2 --3 3,(0-2)  O BOS D. Sadler S. Erickson -3% 65% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
b2 0-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL R. Palmeiro B. Saberhagen 3% 67% Popfly: SS (Deep SS-3B Hole)
b2 0-2 1 --- 6,(3-2)  O BAL H. Baines B. Saberhagen 2% 69% Strikeout Swinging
b2 0-2 2 --- 2,(1-0)  BAL C. Ripken B. Saberhagen -1% 68% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF)
b2 0-2 2 1-- 6,(3-2)  BAL B. Surhoff B. Saberhagen -2% 66% Walk; Ripken to 2B
b2 0-2 2 12- 4,(1-2)  O BAL L. Webster B. Saberhagen 5% 70% Groundout: 2B-1B (SS-2B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 2, Orioles 0.
Top of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-0, Orioles' Scott Erickson facing 1-2-3
t3 2-0 0 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS T. Nixon S. Erickson 3% 73% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short CF-RF)
t3 2-0 0 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Valentin S. Erickson -3% 70% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
t3 2-0 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO BOS M. Vaughn S. Erickson -4% 66% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Orioles 0.
Bottom of the 3rd, Orioles Batting, Behind 0-2, Red Sox' Bret Saberhagen facing 9-1-2
b3 0-2 0 --- 6,(3-2)  R BAL M. Bordick B. Saberhagen -11% 56% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF)
b3 1-2 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O BAL R. Alomar B. Saberhagen 3% 58% Groundout: SS-1B
b3 1-2 1 --- 5,(1-2)  O BAL B. Anderson B. Saberhagen 2% 60% Flyball: SS-1B (Weak SS)
b3 1-2 2 --- 5,(3-1)  O BAL E. Davis B. Saberhagen 1% 62% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Orioles 1.
Top of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Orioles' Scott Erickson facing 4-5-6
t4 2-1 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O BOS N. Garciaparra S. Erickson -2% 59% Foul Flyball: RF (Short RF Foul)
t4 2-1 1 --- 7,(2-2)  BOS M. Stanley S. Erickson 3% 62% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
t4 2-1 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  BOS T. O'Leary S. Erickson 4% 65% Reached on E3 (Ground Ball to Weak 1B); Stanley to 2B
t4 2-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  BOS D. Buford S. Erickson 6% 71% Single to 3B (Ground Ball to Weak 3B); Stanley to 3B; O'Leary to 2B
t4 2-1 1 123 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Varitek S. Erickson -7% 64% Strikeout Swinging
t4 2-1 2 123 8,(3-2)  O BOS D. Sadler S. Erickson -7% 56% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. Red Sox 2, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Bret Saberhagen facing 4-5-6
b4 1-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BAL R. Palmeiro B. Saberhagen 3% 59% Groundout: 1B unassisted (2B-1B)
b4 1-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  O BAL H. Baines B. Saberhagen 2% 62% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b4 1-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O BAL C. Ripken B. Saberhagen 1% 63% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Orioles 1.
Top of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Orioles' Scott Erickson facing 1-2-3
t5 2-1 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O BOS T. Nixon S. Erickson -3% 61% Lineout: CF
t5 2-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Valentin S. Erickson -2% 59% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t5 2-1 2 --- 3,(1-1)  O BOS M. Vaughn S. Erickson -1% 57% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 2, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 5th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-2, Red Sox' Bret Saberhagen facing 7-8-9
b5 1-2 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O BAL B. Surhoff B. Saberhagen 4% 61% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
b5 1-2 1 --- 2,(0-2)  O BAL L. Webster B. Saberhagen 3% 63% Groundout: P-1B
b5 1-2 2 --- 2,(0-2)  BAL M. Bordick B. Saberhagen -2% 62% Single to CF (Line Drive to Short CF)
b5 1-2 2 1-- 1,(0-1)  O BAL R. Alomar B. Saberhagen 4% 65% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 2, Orioles 1.
Top of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 2-1, Orioles' Scott Erickson facing 4-5-6
t6 2-1 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BOS N. Garciaparra S. Erickson 7% 72% Double to CF (Fly Ball)
t6 2-1 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  O BOS M. Stanley S. Erickson -5% 67% Groundout: SS-1B
t6 2-1 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  R BOS T. O'Leary S. Erickson 10% 77% Single to RF (Line Drive); Garciaparra Scores
t6 3-1 1 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BOS D. Buford S. Erickson -2% 75% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B (SS-3B Hole)
t6 3-1 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  O BOS J. Varitek S. Erickson -2% 73% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 3, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 6th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-3, Red Sox' Bret Saberhagen facing 2-3-4
b6 1-3 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BAL B. Anderson B. Saberhagen -6% 67% Single to RF (Ground Ball thru 2B-1B)
b6 1-3 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  O BAL E. Davis B. Saberhagen 5% 72% Flyball: RF
b6 1-3 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  OO BAL R. Palmeiro B. Saberhagen 8% 81% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Red Sox 3, Orioles 1.
Top of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 3-1, Orioles' Scott Erickson facing 9-1-2
t7 3-1 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS D. Sadler S. Erickson -2% 79% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS-2B)
t7 3-1 1 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS T. Nixon S. Erickson 2% 81% Single to CF (Line Drive)
t7 3-1 1 1-- 5,(1-2)  BOS J. Valentin S. Erickson 2% 83% Single to 1B (Ground Ball to Deep 2B-1B); Nixon to 2B
t7 3-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  R BOS M. Vaughn S. Erickson 7% 90% Single to CF (Line Drive); Nixon Scores; Valentin to 2B
t7 4-1 1 12- 1,(0-0)  OO BOS N. Garciaparra S. Erickson -4% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B (Weak SS)
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Orioles 1.
Bottom of the 7th, Orioles Batting, Behind 1-4, Red Sox' Bret Saberhagen facing 5-6-7
b7 1-4 0 --- 1,(0-0)  BAL H. Baines B. Saberhagen -5% 81% Single to CF (Line Drive)
b7 1-4 0 1-- 4,(0-2)  O BAL C. Ripken B. Saberhagen 3% 84% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B); Baines to 2B
b7 1-4 1 -2- 3,(1-1)  O BAL B. Surhoff B. Saberhagen 4% 89% Groundout: 2B-1B; Baines to 3B
b7 1-4 2 --3 1,(0-0)  R BAL L. Webster B. Saberhagen -7% 81% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Baines Scores
Derek Lowe replaces Bret Saberhagen pitching
b7 2-4 2 1-- 3,(2-0)  O BAL M. Bordick D. Lowe 4% 85% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Orioles 2.
Top of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Orioles' Scott Erickson facing 5-6-7
t8 4-2 0 --- 3,(2-0)  BOS M. Stanley S. Erickson 2% 87% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
Keith Mitchell pinch runs for Mike Stanley (DH) batting 5th
t8 4-2 0 1-- 3,(1-1)  BOS T. O'Leary S. Erickson 3% 90% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF); Mitchell to 2B
Alan Mills replaces Scott Erickson pitching
t8 4-2 0 12- 2,(0-1)  O BOS D. Buford A. Mills -3% 87% Bunt Groundout: P-3B/Forceout at 3B; O'Leary to 2B
t8 4-2 1 12- 1,(0-0)  O BOS J. Varitek A. Mills -2% 85% Groundout: 1B-2B/Forceout at 2B; O'Leary to 3B
t8 4-2 2 1-3 5,(1-2)  O BOS D. Sadler A. Mills -3% 82% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 8th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Derek Lowe facing 1-2-3
b8 2-4 0 --- 2,(1-0)  BAL R. Alomar D. Lowe -11% 71% Double to LF (Line Drive)
Greg Swindell replaces Derek Lowe pitching
b8 2-4 0 -2- 5,(3-1)  BAL B. Anderson G. Swindell -9% 62% Walk
Dennis Eckersley replaces Greg Swindell pitching
b8 2-4 0 12- 3,(1-1)  OO BAL E. Davis D. Eckersley 24% 86% Ground Ball Double Play: 2B-1B; Alomar to 3B
Tom Gordon replaces Dennis Eckersley pitching
b8 2-4 2 --3 1,(0-0)  O BAL R. Palmeiro T. Gordon 6% 92% Popfly: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Red Sox 4, Orioles 2.
Top of the 9th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Orioles' Jesse Orosco facing 1-2-3
Jesse Orosco replaces Alan Mills pitching
Darren Lewis pinch hits for Trot Nixon (RF) batting 1st
t9 4-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS D. Lewis J. Orosco -1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B (Weak SS)
t9 4-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS J. Valentin J. Orosco -1% 90% Flyball: CF
t9 4-2 2 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS M. Vaughn J. Orosco 0% 91% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF)
t9 4-2 2 1-- 2,(1-0)  BOS N. Garciaparra J. Orosco 1% 92% Double to LF (Fly Ball to Deep LF); Vaughn to 3B
t9 4-2 2 -23 4,(3-0)  BOS K. Mitchell J. Orosco 0% 92% Intentional Walk
t9 4-2 2 123 1,(0-0)  O BOS T. O'Leary J. Orosco -3% 90% Flyball: LF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Red Sox 4, Orioles 2.
Bottom of the 9th, Orioles Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Tom Gordon facing 5-6-7
Darren Lewis moves from PH to RF
b9 2-4 0 --- 7,(2-2)  O BAL H. Baines T. Gordon 5% 95% Flyball: CF
b9 2-4 1 --- 1,(0-0)  BAL C. Ripken T. Gordon -8% 87% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
Gene Kingsale pinch runs for Cal Ripken (3B) batting 6th
b9 2-4 1 -2- 1,(0-0)  R BAL B. Surhoff T. Gordon -10% 78% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Kingsale Scores
b9 3-4 1 1-- 6,(3-2)  BAL L. Webster T. Gordon -13% 65% Single to CF (Line Drive); Surhoff to 2B
Rich Becker pinch hits for Mike Bordick (SS) batting 9th
Jerry Hairston pinch runs for Lenny Webster (C) batting 8th
b9 3-4 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O BAL R. Becker T. Gordon 17% 82% Strikeout Looking
b9 3-4 2 12- 3,(0-2)  O BAL R. Alomar T. Gordon 18% 100% Flyball: CF
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Red Sox 4, Orioles 3.

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